News & Perspective

Aug 02, 2016

Aug 02, 2016
Holstein cattle

Latest MCR-1 findings include highly resistant isolate

One isolate was also resistant to beta-lactams, fluoroquinolones, and florfenicol.

Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08, 2016
Duck farm

Low-path H5 avian flu strikes Canadian duck farm

Also, a study finds West Africa outbreaks caused by a different H5N1 clade than previously found there.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
N95 fit testing

Meta-analysis yields no clear verdict on respirators vs masks

Review finds evidence that N95s block infectious particles better, but no significant advantage.

Feb 01, 2016

Feb 01, 2016
E coli

Chinese, Canadian teams report more MCR-1 detections

In one worrisome finding, MCR-1 was found in chicken E coli alongside other resistance genes.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Mar 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015

Ebola vaccine trial launches in Guinea; Chinese vaccine test detailed

Guinea's trial involves ring vaccination, a strategy used to used to stamp out smallpox in the 1970s.

Jan 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Air Canada jet at Vancouver airport

Canadian has first H7N9 case in North America

A British Columbia resident who recently returned from China is recovering from H7N9 avian flu.

Jan 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015
Farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks reported on four continents

H5N8 in Taiwan leads a long list of outbreaks in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Jan 14, 2014

Jan 14, 2014

Report details brain complications in Canada's H5N1 case

Fatal Alberta case reported last week involved unusual complications, including brain inflammation.

Jan 09, 2014

Jan 09, 2014
Beijing skyline

Exposure source in Canadian H5N1 case a mystery

The visit to China in December did not involve areas of high risk or contact with ill people.

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